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Clothes Washers: Loads of Savings
The Savings Cycle
After refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers use more energy than any other appliance in the home. When buying a washer, the most important consideration is water efficiency, since 70% to 90% of the energy used will go to heating water.1 Start here, and find some helpful advice for reducing your energy laundry load.
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1ACEEE. (2010). Consumer Resources: Laundry. Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.aceee.org/node/3072
2ACEEE. (2010). Consumer Resources: Laundry. Retrieved October 2, 2012, from http://www.aceee.org/node/3072
3Goorskey, Sarah, Wang, K., Smith, A. (2004). Rocky Mountain Institute’s Home Energy Briefs #6 Cleaning Appliances. Snowmass, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute. Retrieved on October 2, 2012, from http://www.rmi.org/rmi/pid217. (p. 2).